Sunday, 17 February 2019

#simplestamping Sunday

Happy Sunday everyone and welcome to #simplestamping. Here we created a simple pretty card with just one stamp set and one ink. I got the idea for this card from the lovely Tricia Smith who is in my team. She often sends me little cards in the mail and she always has awesome ideas so this one is based on one she sent me.

Tricia is new to Stampin' Up! but she has tackled it head on and already has lots of fantastic ideas on her Youtube please do go and check her out via this link Tricia's Youtube . She lives in Fif up there in Scotland and host very popular card making classes up there. If your from the area and are interested check her out...if you need you can contact me to pass details on.

I have done a super quick video on this card showing the very basic blending technique used so you can try it at home. So go grab a brew, get comfy and enjoy the video.

Happy stamping xxx Amanda


Friday, 15 February 2019

Moving walk the dog card... two ways

I had this idea in my head a few weeks and finaly got to making it. This card has a moveable dog you can " take for a walk" enormous fun and interactive cards will impress the recipient no end.

Made quite simply using the Happy Tails stamp and punch bundle and a simple sliding mechanism. One slides simply on a dimensional attatched to a 3/4" circle round the back and through the cut out part, mounted on foam strips top and bottom, then you pull the dog along by his "leash". The second is attatched to a strip of acetate which you pull with a tab. A little difficult to talk through but I do have a full step by step tutorial for you to follow.

I hope you will give this simple idea a try as it can be adapted to pretty much anything.

Have fun creating and happy stamping 

xx Amanda


Product List

Today sees the launch of yet more free items in our awesome Sale-a-bration event. Until March 31st you can ern free items on orders £45 or over.

The photograph above is a direct clickable link to the second sale a bration catalogue for you to browse.

I also have a run through over on my Youtube chanel for you to watch.

Have a great Friday !!! happy stamping xxxx Amanda

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Shabby Chic envelope junk journal.

I spend so much time working with beautiful papers and products but rarely get to do my OWN thing ... craft for myself. I decided in the new year to change this and make a determined effort to craft more than Stampin' Up! which is my passion, but I don't want to only ever create cards and boxes for my job. I have loved and admired the work of journal makers for a good few years and so decided this would be my respite crafting from work. My first official finished journal is an envelope concertina journal created following a tutorial by Carol Tinson. She has a series of tutorial you can follow on her youtube here > Sew Carol Youtube link

All the rear pages have top loading pockets with tags or envelopes all had created using various vintage style papers and ephemera. The digital images and papers all come from ARTYmaze you can find her etsy shop here >  ARTYmaze etsy shop

I shared my complete journal on my facebook groups and within 20 minutes had an offer to purchase it !!! I was totally shocked but agreed. The joy for me is in the making I don't need to keep them. So I shall create more and hopefully sell those too. What and absolute joy these are to create and you can do them exactly as you please there is no right or wrong way, just create from your head and your heart.

Hope you enjoyed this peek into my down time crafting.

Huge hugs x Amanda